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Let's work together to make higher education more open

Join the Open Education Network, a community dedicated to working together to make higher education more affordable, equitable, and accessible.


Your local and regional context matters, but support can sometimes come from unexpected places. Our growing community includes members from across the United States and Australia.


Different types of organizations have different needs, and it’s helpful to learn from those facing similar challenges. Learn from people who work at higher ed institutions of various sizes and types including public and private universities and colleges, R1s, community colleges and consortia.


Connect with members who are at emerging, established and in-between stages in their open education programs.

Three Membership Types

1. Institutional Members

Individual institutions enjoy direct access to the OEN’s community, tools, and resources, to build and sustain open education programs on their campuses.

2. Consortial & Statewide Members

Library consortia, departments of higher education, boards of regents, and university systems select leaders to liaise with the OEN, and share resources with their member community.

3. Allied Members

Institutions that are already a part of the OEN through a consortial or statewide membership can enjoy the same benefits as institutional members at a lower cost.

Annual Community Fee

OEN membership is sustained by an annual Community Fee, effective July 1-June 30 of the membership year.

Community Fees for AY 21-22, effective July 1, 2021: Institutional Members ($1,575), Consortial and Statewide Members ($3,675), and Allied Members ($525).


Institutional MembersConsortial / Statewide MembersAllied Members
OTL Reviews
Data Dashboard
Community of Practiceselect access
Community Hubselect access
Publishing Cooperative
PressbooksEDU Sandbox Project*up to five projects
PressbooksEDU Discount*

* Note: Vendors offer preferential deals to OEN members at their discretion

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Join our community to develop your leadership potential, contribute your expertise, and share strategies for building open education programs.